Bogus claims cast a shadow over the summer

19 Dec 2016

Tony Murray writes for The Scotsman on BLM's latest findings from its recent survey of 2000 UK consumers about their travel habits and attitudes toward travel sickness fraudulent claims.

Writing in today's Scotsman, Tony highlights the emerging trend that is casting a sinister shadow over what should be a stress-free vacation. He said: We have seen a three-fold increase in these types of claims over the last 12 months. Fraudulent activity initially focused on countries such as Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, but the focus has shifted to Spain, where such claims are now believed to be costing the hotel industry €60 million (£51m) a year. Compensation can run from £750 to £5,000, but some hotels’ insurance policies only cover £5,000-£100,000, meaning accommodation providers must often absorb such claims through their own profits unless cases are brought as a combined action.”

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